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Private Beachfront Casita!!! New Spa!!! Heated Pool...

Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Space 800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 2 bathroom Casita on the Bay of La Paz. New Spa and Heated Lap Pool.

Tranquility and Privacy are the biggest reasons people stay at the Casita. Enjoy your private new Spa and heated pool. Relax on the hammock or sip a margarita under the palapa, while grilling a fresh fish you just caught.

After dark, enjoy the gas fire pit, while watching the city lights flicker across the water. Or enjoy the New Spa with over 70 body message jets.

If you really want to unwind and have an adventure, then come visit our piece of paradise on the Sea of Cortez.

The Casita has Free Wi-Fi and a full size washer and dryer.

There are numerous restaurants and stores within walking distance of the Casita.

No need for bottled water, we have a whole house water filtration system.

To truly experience the area you’ll need to rent a car. Todos Santos, Cabo San Lucas and many other places are fun day trips.

Whether you love laying on the beach reading, fishing for trophy marlin, diving, kayaking, whale watching, wind surfing, walking deserted beaches looking for seashells or exploring the natural world in any other innumerable ways. You’ll find our Private Casita a perfect place to experience your dreams...

Our sincere hope is that you’re able to experience Baja... Have an adventure or two, create stronger family bonds and create memories that will last a lifetime. Our private Casita has given our family unforgettable memories, I sincerely hope you and your family can get away and experience the Baja Life.

More Details

Property Manager
Jim Nelson
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2018

About Jim Nelson

My name is Jim Nelson and I’m from Albuquerque, NM. I’m a helicopter pilot in the Army getting ready to retire from the Military after 30 years. The Casita has been a dream project of mine for many years. Staying in the Casita reminds me what life is really about. The people of La Paz don’t seem to let time rule them, their stress levels are way down or almost nonexistent. If you really want to unwind, and enjoy privacy, then the Casita is for you.

Jim Nelson purchased this house in 2004

Why Jim Nelson chose El Centenario

I bought the lot and built the Casita in the La Paz area because I had such a great time visiting La Paz. The board walk in La Paz is by far the most beautiful I’ve seen to include anywhere in the Caribbean. I always feel a sense of adventure when I’m in La Paz and doing things in Baja. Baja has given my family and friends memories they’ll never forget. I’ve been traveling around the world over for 30 years, and I still love feeling of true peace and tranquility, when I’m staying at the Casita.

What makes this house unique

I love watching the sunrise over the water with the City of La Paz in the back ground, it's a great way to start a day. I also love to lay out at night next to the gas fire pit and star gaze... The new spa at night is also great.

The Casita sits on 1.5 acres with over a 300 plants and trees. There are always birds to watch on the beach and humming birds around the casita. The Casita is so private that I’m not concerned about what I’m wearing, no one will know or care. Its great being able to walk, to one of the restaurants in the area and not have to drive all the time. The Casita is very laid back, peaceful and has a feeling of no worries. Living in the moment.


El Centenario House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Ocean View
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , outdoor shower , Outside next to the Plapa
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • One King size bed in bedroom. Couch makes into a full bed. I do have a blow up queen bed in closet.
  • Books ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Private Beachfront Casita!!! New Spa!!! Heated Pool...
average rating of 4.904762 based on 63 reviews

What can I say?

  • 5 of 5

A few objective review items: Property sits right on the bay. Walk out the back gate and feel free to go for a stroll. All amenities listed are of excellent condition and functional. Property is located about 10 minutes north of La Paz and is very easy to get to from San Jose. The Casita is in El Cententario, a small suburb North as mentioned and has plenty of services including a small market, a nice handful of restaurants, etc., within easy walking distance (less than a mile).

Subjectively? This place is gorgeous and the photos do not do it justice. It was a very comfortable stay for a week and would be for any length of time. The size is perfect for a solo trip or a couple but you could certainly squeeze in a couple of extra people if need be. Jim is absolutely on top of his game when it comes to communicating and making sure you have EVERYTHING needed to check in, enjoy and check out. I will definitely be re-booking the property as I'm looking to return around the same time next year. From what I can gather, it fills up pretty quickly, for good reason.

Unless you're not going to leave the property at all (which is entirely doable), you'll need a car for sure. La Paz is around 10 minutes away, the Malecon/Downtown are probably 15 minutes away and the beaches to the south are about a 30-40 minute drive and well worth it. Spent the day at El Tesoro and the beach and water is breathtaking. Not much to do to the North, so don't bother unless you're looking for a full day trip away.

I could not recommend the property any more and dealing with Jim was an absolute pleasure and the gentleman helping out (Jorge) is very nice and his family runs a taco truck about a 60 second walk from the Casita front gate. Don't hesitate to book - it's worth every penny.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jay for taking the time to review the casita. Wow, you really captured the essence of the casita and the sourounding area very well with your words. I sincerely hope you return. Thanks again for the nice review. I hope you and your family have a great summer. Jim
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Lovely home and grounds.

  • 5 of 5

The home is just as pictured and is well maintained. Close commute to La Paz. thanks for a great vacation experience.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Portland, Oregon

Perfect Retreat

  • 5 of 5

I can’t say enough about this lovely casita. We enjoyed every minute and never wanted to leave. It is a paradise for a gardener and bird watcher like myself. The pool, hot tub, outdoor seating and views made our stay memorable. The artistic touches and sensible flow of the casita makes you feel pampered. We already want to return. My only suggestion is to add a blue ray player and some classic DVDs or a smart TV for steaming since we usually did not go out at night.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Patricia, for the nice review. I’m really glad your family enjoyed staying at the casita. The casita has a special feel to it. I’m considering adding a smart TV, but undicided right now. I sincerely hope we see you back in Baja again. More than half the people who stay at the casita each year are repeat customers. Have a great upcoming spring and summer. Jim
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A lovely casita outside La Paz

  • 4 of 5

The casita is great for two - we love our space! It is nicely furnished and had all we needed. The pool was lovely and although there was a jacuzzi, we did not use it. The casita is located outside La Paz on a small (no-swimming) bay and so a car is necessary to see the sights of Baja. There are several restaurants in walking distance and a small supermarket too (Oxxo) for basic requirements. Walmart and larger markets are a few miles away by car and the centre of La Paz around 15 minutes. Jorge, the Manager, was a fountain of local info and very helpful. It was a perfect base for us to chill and also visit the area - we loved it.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Serena for taking the time to do a nice review. The restaurants around the casita are very good and on certain nights they bring in local bands. I sincerely hope you and your family have a great Holiday Season. Jim
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Second Stay as Good as the First

  • 5 of 5

If you're looking for a home rental in the La Paz area, you can't beat Jim's fantastic Private Beachfront Casita in Centenario, just a 15 minute drive from the malecon in La Paz. We enjoy the tranquility and amenities offered here so much, we chose to stay here during our family vacation again this year (we stayed for two weeks last year, and one week this year before driving across the peninsula for a week at Playa Cerritos). If you scroll down to July 2016, you can read my full review on this great spot. Suffice it to say, you can't go wrong with a place that has it's own full size pool, hot tub, and palapa. During both stays, we chose to just lounge around the property for a couple of days, which is a vacation in and of itself. Jim is also building a beautiful 3-bedroom house adjacent to the casita. The construction site is immaculately clean, and no one works on the house when the casita has been rented (which means work on the house is slow, because Jim's casita is rightfully in high demand!). Jorge, the property manager who also works at the excellent casual dining spot Mesquite Verde next door, is on call for any questions or issues and is also highly responsive. Booking Jim's casita is a no-brainer for a relaxing stay in La Paz!

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Scott for the nice review. More than half of the renters staying in 2018 are repeat customers. The feel of staying at the casita and southern Baja is one of tranquillity. It is a great place to release stress and just be in the moment. Scott, I hope you and your family have a great Holiday Season... Jim
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Cottonwood Heights, Utah

A tranquil, tropical get away

  • 5 of 5

We loved everything about our experience in Mexico and it centered around this wonderful property. The location, accommodations, proximity to eating establishments, the beach and the city could not have been better. The owner and his property manager were extremely welcoming and helpful.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
La Paz, BCS, International Airport
Nearest Barpub
70 Metres
El Mesquite Verde
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
La Paz, BCS
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Highway 1, San Diego to Cabo San Lucas
Nearest Restaurant
70 Metres
El Mesquite Verde
Car: necessary

Different Restaurants, road side stands and convenience stores are within walking distance. There are numerous Beautiful beaches all around the area. Fishing year round is always good. Diving and snorkeling is great. It's important to rent a car to truly esperance Baja. Please, don’t hesitate to call me if you want to know more about the area.




Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $50 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 16.0%

Check in after 3:00 PM and check out buy 12:00 s
Holiday period of Dec 19 to Jan 3: 20% price increase for the holiday period and a minimum 7 nights reservation.

Refunds. Only Fifty percent of the total rental amount will be returned, due to the lost revenue of not being able to rent the Casita.

Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD)

Please confirm rates and dates upon booking

50% due at booking, balance due 30 days prior

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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